{meta} Agenda for Property / Regeneration Briefing on Monday, 11 April 2022, 3.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Salford Suite, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton. View directions

Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)

3a

Highway Investment Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor,  in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve the proposed programmes of work for the Highways Investment Programme (HIP) for 2022/23.

The Reasons are to facilitate continuous improvement of the highway infrastructure as part of the defined Network Recovery Plan as part of the ongoing rolling programme of repair works

 

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered for this report.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low - the targeted spend of available funding will ensure that the City Council’s statutory obligations are met while at the same time facilitating continuous improvement of the highway infrastructure.

 

The source of funding is: Prudential Code funding (Capital)

There is sufficient funding within the approved 2022/23 Highways Capital Investment programme, to fund the £1,800,000 works identified for the Highway Improvement Programme.

 

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor and Azra Furheen, Solicitor

                                      Tel: 0161 219 6323

Financial Advice obtained: Alison Woods Senior Accountant, Capital

                                           Tel: 0161 925 1135

Procurement Advice obtained: Heather Stanton Category Manager

                                                 Tel: 0161 686 6241

HR Advice obtained: n/a

Climate Change Advice obtained: Michael Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change and Will Horsfall, Environment Policy Team Leader

Tel: 0161 793 3209

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

Report submitted to Property Regeneration Briefing on 11 April 2022

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Mangan, Group Engineer Highway Asset Management                                      Tel No 0161 603 4034

 

 

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member or strategic director

 

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly     

Deputy City Mayor  

Dated: 11 April 2022

 

 

*           This decision was published on Monday 11 April 2022                                             

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 20 April

2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-making Process Rules.

 

3b

Part WGIS Section 38 and 278 Adoption and WGIS Lifting Bridge Agreements pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record Of Decision

 

I Councillor Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

 

1.    Approve the commuted sum contribution of £1.4m to be paid by Peel L&P and CosCos to the City Council for adoption of the Part Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (Part-WGIS).

 

2.    Approve the principles with regards to the joint sharing of costs of maintenance of the WGIS lifting bridge as outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the accompanying report.

 

3.    Authorise the Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to enter into the Section 38 / 278 agreement in relation to the adoption of Part-WGIS, the legal agreement in relation to funding maintenance of the WGIS lifting bridge and the Section 176 agreement in relation to consenting to the rail link oversailing the adopted highway. 

 

The reasons are to enable Salford City Council and Trafford Borough Council to maintain this key route up to the requisite standard to enable residents and commuters to undertake their business.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

 

Do nothing - this would leave the City Council open to legal challenge should Peel L&P / CosCos comply with the Section 38 / 278 process but the council fail to adopt the road. It would also leave a key part of the road network in private ownership and therefore at risk of potential closure or lack of maintenance.

 

SCC take on ownership of the WGIS lifting bridge – this option was rejected due to the cost and liability issues that this would place on the City Council.

 

Assessment of risk:

Medium – Adoption of Part-WGIS will enable Salford City Council and Trafford Borough Council to maintain this key route upto the requisite standard to enable residents and commuters to undertake their business. Approving the terms of the WGIS lifting bridge legal agreement will enable delegated officers at the appropriate time to enter into the requisite legal agreement to ensure the bridge remains open at all times (with the exception of for general maintenance and commercial passage on the Manchester Ship Canal) and avoid any further prolonged closures. The City Council will enter into the Part-WGIS adoption agreement first followed by the WGIS lifting bridge legal agreement, in that sequence, to protect its interests and ensure it does not become liable for contributing to maintenance of the bridge without enshrining a legal right of passage for all vehicles at all times.

 

The source of funding is a £1.4m commuted sum payment from Peel L&P and CosCos and in the case of the WGIS lifting bridge future business rates income from further development at Port Salford.

 

Legal advice obtained: Yes - Robert Irvine, Group Manager Planning & Infrastructure

 

Financial advice obtained: Yes - Paul Hutchings, Strategic Finance Manager

 

Procurement advice obtained: Yes - Heather Stanton, Category Manager

 

HR advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate change implications obtained: Yes - Paul Gill, Senior Development Manager

 

Documents used:  ...  view the full decision text for item 3b

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Exclusion of the Public

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Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)

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